Average Food Technologist Salary

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The average salary for a Food Technologist is $54,532.
MEDIAN $54,532
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$40k - $74k
$302 - $7k
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$705 - $5k
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$37k - $74k

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Job Description for Food Technologist

Food Technologist Tasks
  • Identify, monitor, and report on quality and composition of foods.
  • Optimize the taste and texture of a product.
  • Plan production procedures by extrapolating from prototypes and calculations.
  • Record data, procedures, and findings.
  • Collect samples and data to document fit to specifications.

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Popular Skills for Food Technologist

Skills in Product Development, Project Management, Food Labeling Regulations and Food Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Technologist

An entry-level Food Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,166 based on 123 salaries. An early career Food Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,423 based on 319 salaries. A mid-career Food Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,462 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Food Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,338 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,797.
Employees with Food Technologist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 3.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (0.9% more) and New York, New York (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.3% less), Boston, Massachusetts (6.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.7% less).

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